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Precision T5600 w/ PERC H310 - Adding a drive and going from RAID 0 to RAID 1

Q: Precision T5600 w/ PERC H310 - Adding a drive and going from RAID 0 to RAID 1

I've got two identical WD VelociRaptor 1TB Drives.
One has been setup as a storage drive for a long time, and I'm finally getting around to setting the other one up as a RAID 1 mirror.
Both were bought at exactly the same time.
I see this website, showing how to perform the feat on a PowerEdge Server: [https://markmcb.com/2015/07/21/reconfigure-dell-perc-h310-raid-0-to-raid-1/]But pressing F10 on my system does nothing at all.
Is something like this possible on a Precision T5600? Or is this just a server capability?

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A: Precision T5600 w/ PERC H310 - Adding a drive and going from RAID 0 to RAID 1

F10 is not for Desktops.How to set up Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller H310 cards on a Precision workstationDell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) storage controller cards H310, H710, H710P, or H810 on Dell Precision workstations T1600, T3600, T5600, or T7600. For more specific information on the controller card or workstation, refer to that product’s user guide.To install the PERC Turn off your workstation and all attached peripheral devices. Disconnect your workstation from the electrical outlet and remove the workstation cover. Insert the PERC into the SLOT1 (preferred) or SLOT4 expansion slots. Earlier T7600 workstation may need to use SLOT4 because the HDD data cable is not long enough to reach to SLOT1. Connect the hard disk drive (HDD) data cable to the H310 connector labeled A SAS. Connect the AUX_LED cable to the H310 connector labeled SAS_ACT_LED_Conn. Install HDDs in the desired order, starting with 0 as the first HDD and note the HDD numbers. For T7600, HDD numbers 0-3 are available with a single HDD data cable with upgrade options for 4-7. For T5600 and T3600, HDD numbers 0-1 are available with a single HDD data cable with upgrade options for 2-3. Replace your workstation cover. Reconnect your workstation to the electrical outlet. Turn on your workstation and press CTRL+R to access the BIOS Configuration Utility. Press CTRL+N until the Ctrl Mgmt screen appears. Reset the PERC to the factory defaults by pressing the Tab key until the Factory Default option is selected, and then press Enter. When the warning message appears, use your arrow keys to select OK, and then press Enter.To view the physical drives Press CTRL+N until the PD Mgmt screen appears. The Disk ID numbers shown on this screen should match the HDD numbers noted in the previous section. The HDDs installed in the T3600 or T5600 optical disk drive bay, plugged into the H310 SAS B connector will be shown as ID 04 and 05. If any installed hard drive is missing from this list, there may be a hardware issue. Verify power and data cables are properly inserted and connected. You may want to swap the HDDs as a way to determine if a drive is defective. To remove foreign configuration data Unless you want to recover an existing RAID configuration, clear the configuration of any HDDs with a state of Foreign.To remove foreign configuration dataUnless you want to recover an existing RAID configuration, clear the configuration of any HDDs with a state of Foreign. If you do not have drives in a foreign state, this screen will not be available. If the Foreign View screen is an available option, press CTRL+N until that screen appears. To see the available operations, press F2 and select Clear. When the warning message appears, use your arrow keys to select OK, and then press Enter.To configure your HDDs for non-RAID operationIf you do not want a RAID configuration, your HDDs must be in a non-RAID state. If you want a RAID, skip to the next section.Some cards use CTRL + R Press CTRL+N until the PD Mgmt screen appears. Press F2 and use your arrow keys to select Convert to Non-RAID. Press Enter. When the warning message appears, select Yes and press Enter. Confirm all HDDs are in a Non-RAID state. Press Esc to save and exit the H310 BIOS Configuration Utility. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart your workstation. Continue to the section for downloading and installing the latest PERC driver.To configure your HDDs for RAIDIf you want a RAID configuration, your HDDs must be in a Ready state. Press CTRL+N until the PD Mgmt screen appears. Use your arrow keys to select the desired non-RAID drive. Press F2 and select Convert to RAID Capable. When the warning message appears, select Yes and press Enter. Repeat for each drive to be included in the RAID array.To create RAIDsThis step is not necessary for non-RAID drives. Press CTRL+N until the VD Mgmt screen appears. The list of drives in the Ready state should appear as Unconfigured Physical Disks. Use your Up and Down arrow keys to select the PERC H310 Adapter. Press F2 and select Create New VD. With the RAID level highlighted, press Enter. To select the physical disks to be included in the RAID, press the Spacebar. Adjust the VD Size, VD Name, and Advanced settings, if desired. With the OK button selected, press Enter. When the warning message appears, select OK and press Enter. The VD Mgmt screen should now show the newly created virtual disk and associated physical disks as part of a Disk Group. For each newly created virtual disc, press F2, select Fast Initialization, and then press Enter. When the warning message appears, select Yes and press Enter. When the initialization is complete, press Enter. Press Esc to exit the BIOS Configuration Utility.To download and install the latest PERC H310 driver Go to Dell Drivers & Downloads. Enter your service tag number or locate your workstation model. Select your operating system. Expand the SAS RAID category. Download the driver installation file. Unzip the files to a USB flash drive. Install your OS using the standard installation procedure. When prompted to specify where you want to install Windows, insert your USB flash drive with the unzipped driver file into your workstation. Click the option to load a driver. Browse to the folder on your USB flash driver containing the driver, and then double-click the driver. The Windows installation wizard should now show a list of available partitions on the PERC H310 hard disk drives. Use the advanced drive options to delete unneeded partitions. The installation wizard should begin copying files onto the drive.

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I've got two identical WD VelociRaptor 1TB Drives.
One has been setup as a storage drive for a long time, and I'm finally getting around to setting the other one up as a RAID 1 mirror.
Both were bought at exactly the same time.
I see this website, showing how to perform the feat on a PowerEdge Server: [https://markmcb.com/2015/07/21/reconfigure-dell-perc-h310-raid-0-to-raid-1/]
But pressing F10 on my system does nothing at all.
Is something like this possible on a Precision T5600? Or is this just a server capability?

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Hello.  I have a Dell Precision with a PERC H310 controller and two 1TB Seagate drives in RAID 1.  One of the drives has failed, and the system won't boot.  Going into the PERC BIOS, it says shows 1 drive failed, and the other says foreign config.
I tested connecting the good (foreign) drive to the motherboard's SATA, replacing the CD drive, and the system successfully boots.
I have purchased a new 1TB Seagate drive to replace the failed drive.  I want to be sure that I have the correct steps to get back to normal.
Do I need to import the configuration on the good drive?  Then if that's successful, introduce the new drive?  Will I the new drive show as foreign, and if so, do I have to import that?  How do I make sure that I mirror the drives in the right direction (good drive mirrors to the new blank drive)?
Thanks in advance.

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I am having a hard time find a RAID management software to install into Windows 10 x64 in order to create raid sets, check their status, manage them, etc. I can only do this via BIOS menu right now which is not convenient.
I have checked the support page for the DELL PERC H310 and it has no downloads, it says they are included with the supported platform and a link that just goes back to the list of devices to get support on.
I then checked the support page for my precision workstation T7600 which has no RAID management software. This card came with my machine. When I use my service tag, I get even less drivers/software choices and still no RAID Software.
I see references to "Dell SAS RAID Storage Manager 6.1" but no link to download found anywhere, only documentation and another message that the software is available on the appropriate platform with a link back to the list of products.
I see reference to "DELL Lifecycle Controller" but no link to download found anywhere and no support page I can find.
I see reference to "DELL OpenManage Essentials" and found a link to download it, but it seems to be for Enterprise customers and is over a 1 GIG download.

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I'm trying to add another hard drive to extend the available space in a RAID 5. on the Precision T7600 running Cent OS 6.
I don't see a way to do this through the BIOS, but I'm reading that it can be done using Dell OpenManage, but OpenManage does not seem to start successfully. It shows no controller available, and I see ipmi_si errors when I try to start it.
MegaCli shows the Perc h310 controller card, and the virtual disks, but doesn't seem to be able to change anything.
Is there anything else that I can use to add this hard drive to expand the RAID 5?

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I received this unit and installed two 480gb SSD at 6gbs drives as my D (Data) drive.  I then added a 256 SSD at 6gbs for my C drive.  I set the two 480 drives to stripe raid with built in Raid controller on motherboard.  For some reason its not as fast as I thought it would be..  I ran Crystal Disk Mark and attached the pics below.  I use the PC to Convert Large Doc files to PDF.  I have all the docs and PDF files on the D drive. Any idea why this is not as fast as it should be?  

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I am looking for the driver for the Perc h310.
Trying to install the Win 7 32bit OS but the install cannot see the hard drive - so I need the actual driver to get past this.
All the driver I have downloaded are install packages. I need the driver file that WIn 7 install needs to see the drive though the Perc H310 raid controller please.
The system is under warranty and cant find a chat or phone number to get help.

A:precision t7600 PERC h310 driver

Precision: RAID Setup (pre-install Drivers)
Table of Contents:

T3600: Windows 7(64 bit)  & Windows 7(32 bit)
T5600: Windows 7(64 bit)  & Windows 7(32 bit)
T7600: Windows 7(64 bit)  & Windows 7(32 bit)

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This is how I got my T5600 to work from a SSD SATA connected to a PERC 310H card and boot as UEFI. It can also be a SAS drive. In this example I was only using a single drive and have not attempted a RAID setup. 

I may have skipped some parts where you have to reboot. If I refer to the BIOS settings then you would have to reboot first. 

1. Setup hard drive as a NON-RAID drive. When booting it will appear as BIOS handled and NON-RAID.
2. Download the Windows 10 installer onto USB using Microsoft Media Tool.
3. Download the DELL T5600 Payload for T5600 and BIOS files (if needed). Install latest DELL BIOS if you have an existing older OS. 
4. Unzip the DELL driver payload onto the USB drive for Windows 10 and leave inside a folder called T5600.
5. Using a rear USB slot that is NOT USB 3. Go into F2 and load the USB stick under UEFI, it may have a strange name if the BIOS is old (such as INT13). Saqve changes. Reboot. Boot from the USB stick. 

6. Make sure the drive you are working on does not contain data you want to keep. Ideally you would disconnect any drive you dont want to accidentally alter. 
When given the option to select a hard drive, if necessary, delete any previous partitions so the drive is without any partitions. Then click the * NEW button. 
7. After clicking NEW it MUST generate 4 partitions, 3 system partitions + 1 OS partition (made by Windows installer). If it only has 2 partitions it will never work as a UEFI boot volume
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I ordered a 3620 with 2 hard drives configured for RAID 0. It has already shipped. I realize now that I made a mistake and should have ordered the RAID 1 configuration. I realize this will reduce my total drive capacity.
Also, I'm planning on adding a 3rd HDD that I do not wanted to be included in the RAID. Any help on switching RAID levels and adding the 3rd drive would be appreciated. I'm expecting the machine to arrive tomorrow.

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I have a Dell Precision 390 with a single disk on SATA0.
Could I add a pair of Raid 0 (stripped) drives on SATA2 and SATA3?
Well I have a pair of disks from a dead pc which I'd like to recover data from. They are configured as a Raid 0 pair.
I doubt this configuration would work, but I just thought I'd ask!

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Hi All,
I have the following, not sure is the H310 raid card is telling me the drive is bad or what.  One place in Raid BIOS it says drive :00 is missing, or Foreign and another place it reports 00:rebuild.  It is not rebuilding anything that I can see, been like that for days.
What do you think, get a new drive and slap in there?
Below is the info from different tabs in H310 raid bios.
Dell Precision T7600 Raid Card H310 -- RAID 1VD Mgmt    VDISK ID:0 Big Raid 1862.50GB
Physical Disk    Missing    :01:Online: 1862.50GB
PD Mgmt    00 SATA    1862.50GB     Foreign    01 SATA    1862.50GB    OnlineForeign ViewDisk Group 0 Raid 1 (Partial Foreign)
Virtual DiskID:0, Big Disk, 1862.50GB
Physical Disk    00:Rebuild: 1862.50GB    01: Online : 1862.50GB   



A:H310 Raid 1 issue

Buy A LABELER and label each drive and data cable.  Then remove the drives.
Then put back the old drive 1 and see if it will rebuild.
You cant rebuild on a raw drive it must be initialized and ready to rebuild.
You take out both drives so you don't accidentally initialize over the drive that still has data.
RAID 1 consists of an exact copy (or mirror) of a set of data on two or more disks; a classic RAID 1 mirrored pair contains two disks.
RAID 0 is striped.  If you lose ANY drive you have loste ALL data.

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I there any way to get past the RAID Controller BIOS if you get the error "Number of devices exceeded the maximum limit of devices per quad" error? I can't seem to get into the BIOS setup menu or boot into my windows drive that isn't part of the RAID.

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I am looking for a recommendation/part # for a good Perc 6/I Raid card for my Dell T7400. 

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Hey all,
So I recently had issues with installing windows 10 via my H310 PERC Raid card where windows installation wasn't recognizing the HDD. In the end I took out the Raid card and plugged the two hard drive cables directly into the motherboard and managed to set up windows from there.
Now here's the thing I noticed immediately. Ever since installing the second CPU, I noticed the temperatures for both CPU around 48 - 60 on idle. The second CPU having slightly higher temp than first.
With the Raid card out and plugged into the motherboard I noticed the temps at idle averaged at around 38 - 48 never going above 50 at max. However, I was now limited to using only 3 or 4 HDD without the RAID card, so I went back to it.
Temps have gone back up  around 45-60 max. I also noticed when in the H310 Raid cards bios (ctrl+R) the fans would really ramp up and the whole system would start to get hotter.
I have read many people having heat issues with their T7600 workstations with duel cpu. I'm thinking the Raid Card could be the culprit. I will try re-installing without the Raid card again at some point just to double check if the temps do drop.

A:H310 Raid card causing higher CPU temps for dual CPU T7600 Workstation?

I don't use RAID though am forced to use the RAID card to gain the extra 4 HDD slots in the machine. It looks like Dell have disabled the SAS1 port so the top 4 HDD slots can not be detected. Not sure why they would do that?

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I'm relatively experienced with building computers but not so much with RAID configurations, I've never had much reason to use them before. Anyway, I'm building two PCs for someone which each have 2 drives in a RAID 1 array - one of them is currently installing windows 7 to be ready for use.

My problem is that the other had a drive dead on arrival and a replacement won't be coming for a while (there are problems with the distributor), so I only have the one. My question is: if I install windows 7 on the PC with one drive, and install the RAID drivers while doing so, will I be able to just mirror the drive when the replacement arrives and set it to RAID 1? It'd be helpful to have a working computer until the drive is finally delivered.

I'm using the onboard controller of a Gigabyte MA770T-UD3P, if that's important.


A:RAID question - adding a drive later


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I currently have a western digital raptor 36gig sata hard drive and want to add a second (identical drive) for RAID 0 (which if I am correct is for performance where your data is spread out over two to four drives and appears as a single logical drive to the pc).

My question is how is this done when I am currently using one drive? Will I need to install the new drive, re-format both drives, and install windows all over again, or can I just add the new drive. If the latter, how is this done and how will windows recognize the new drive?

Thanks for your help!

A:Help adding a second hard drive for RAID 0

You will need to add the second drive, then go into the RAID setup of your motherboard and setup RAID-0. When you setup up RAID-0 it will wipe out everything you currently have on the drive unless you back it up first. Then you'll need to reinstall Windows again.

Unless you are doing lots of activity with large file transfers ot large file manilpulation you really won't benefit that much compared to the hassle of setting it up and the greater chance of data loss. RAID-0 is less reliable then a single drive as you now have two drives that can potentially fail and if one goes then all the data is lost since its written across both drives.

You could just add the second drive as a simple seperate second drive and use it to store your data.

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I have tried to find info on this, but I haven't had much luck. I have a Sony Vaio that has a raid setup (I believe that it has two 160Gig hard drives on a raid0 array). I was wondering how to go about setting up a new internal hard drive that is not part of the raid. I am afraid of it erasing my previous drives due to it trying to add new drives to the raid array. Before I buy a new hard drive I want to make sure that it can be installed as a separate drive. Thank you.

A:Adding a new hard drive to a raid

Adding another drive is not going to make any difference to the raid array.
Just install, format and the drive and it is ready to use.
BTW you really need this new drive as backup, should one of your drives in the raid array fail you have lost everything

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I have a RAID-5 array on a Windows 2000 server and I'd like to add another drive to it. Is there any way to do that? (Using Disk Manager / Windows software RAID)

A:Adding a drive to Windows RAID-5?

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New Computer. Came with a Seagate 2TB drive. Everything works great. Added a second Seagate 2TB Drive. Windows seee it just fine. Installed Intel RST. Its see both drives and they are exactly the same size. NO option to mirror (RAID 1) them. If I go into the BIOS and change from ACHI -> RAID and reboot, inaccessible boot device and repair does not work. I also never see the Control-I menu to configure the array. What steps do I need to complete my goal of RAID 1. Thanks!

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I have been trying to install Windows 7 in a Dell Precision T7600 workstation, but I have been unable to make the installer see the hard drives of the computer. I have downloaded the drivers from the support page (these drivers, and some of the previous versions too http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/555/DriverDetails/Product/precision-t7600?driverId=WM1VP&osCode=W764&fileId=3099677504&languageCode=en&categoryId=SF), but when I install them they simply don't work. I think I have followed all the required steps, but when I pick the folder of my USB where the drivers are, Windows installer hides them as if they were not compatible with my system. When I unmark this hiding option I can see the PERC H310 for Dell Precision driver, and I can even install it. However, it has no effect and when it finishes I still can't see my hard drives, even after I refresh the view. What am I doing wrong? I am sure that the hard drives work because I have been able to install RHEL 6.2 on them with no problem.
Please, help me because I don't know what else to try

A:Problem with PERC H310 driver during Windows 7 installation

I also had the same issues trying to install Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.
Solved by downloading the 32bit drivers below (yes I know it's meant to be 64bit, don't ask me, ask Dell).
Driver filename: DRVR_SAS_Dell_PERC8-NY8FH_Win7_X86_WHQL_setup_ZPE.exe
Driver link: http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/ed/en/edbsdt1/DriverDetails?driverId=NY8FH&fileId=3099677476
You still get the warning about the drivers being unsigned, but after that the RAID array magically appeared.
Installed to the disks without any further problems.
Hope that works for you too.

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I'm looking into replacing the mirrored drives in my IBM xSeries 235 with larger capacity drives, and was wondering if
anyone could tell me if it is possible to remove and replace the secondary with a larger drive, let the mirror rebuild,
then replace the primary with a larger drive, and once again let it rebuild... then, (and this is the iffy part...) can I boot from an Acronis or Easus disk (or similar partition utility) and just resize the partition to use the entire drive? As is understand it now, if I rebuild the mirror with larger drives, the capacity will still be that of the original (smaller) drives unless and I can somehow resize the partition.

Any advice/help is appreciated!

A:Adding a bigger drive to RAID 1 mirror

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Hi there
Yesterday my computer was shut down when I returned home.  I may have lost power but I am connected to a UPS that should have kept me safe from any surges.  Turning the computer on, my RAID5 drive (drive letter M) is gone and a mysterious new drive
has appeared, labeled as drive E, also showing as a RAW drive. In disk management, I can see that drive M is its normal size, 11177.94GB.  I am using 4x4TB drives.  Intel Rapid Storage Technologhe shows all four
drives as healthy and functional.  Drive E shows in Disk Management the same as Drive M, and I have no idea how it ended up there and what I should do with it.  My C drive shows up and works normally, where I have my OS and programs installed.
Not sure where to start, but hoping it is just an issue with the MBR?  

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I am running 7 pro 64bit on a ASUS p8p67 deluxe mobo and I copied all data from my 1tb storage D: drive to a backup external and proceded to install raid 5 with 3 single 1tb drives and the raid is up an running. However using Intel Rapid Storage Technology to setup the raid inside windows I had to use the drive letter R: because D: was not available in the list option. When I start some programs, the program is looking for the data on D: drive. Is there any way to change the letter of my raid storage from R: to D:?


A:RAID 5 switched from single storage to raid 5, lost drive letter

It's possible the cd-rom/dvd drive assigned itself as d: before the new raid was created.
This should be solvable using the windows disk management tool if that's the case.

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First time posting :blush:,

Situation: I have two hard drives : main drive: Seagate 500GB w/ windows xp and second drive: WD 1TB blank.

Without backing up the main drive (ops...), i went ahead and enabled RAID 0 on both drives and created a RAID volume (128KB strip / Size: 1TB (931.5GB)).
NOTE: the RAID volume size is only showing the exact space of the 1TB, excluding the 500GB drive.
After realizing that I needed to create a backup image of my main drive to use RAID with an existing drive, I'm left with the "Operating System Not Found" message.

Question: If I Delete RAID Volume (which is based on the size from the blank 1TB drive), will both drives become available as non-RAID disks and keep the original data on the 500GB main drive and be able to run windows again?

I'm using software RAID through Intel Matrix Storage Manager option ROM v5.6.2

I understood that "Resetting the drives to Non-Raid" will cause all data on the disk to be lost, so this isn't the approach that I'll be taking til I find a solution to backup my data.
However, from reading the "Delete RAID Volume" option, it listed Deleting a volume will destroy the volume data on the drive(s) and cause any member disks to become available as non-RAID disks, so knowing that the RAID Volume is blank, then maybe trying this will be the answer.

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A:RAID issue - deleting RAID volume to restore non-RAID disks

sadly, there's no way to do what you want without an existing backup.

Look at it this way;
A disk has a container ~ the partition.
The partition as a structure ~ the filesystem (eg NTFS, FAT32, RAID).
We put our data into the structure.

When we create backups, we are getting only the data itself (unless you use an image program like Ghost or Acronis where you get all three).

Deleting the RAID will give back the two independent HDs, but also breaks the structure so that the data becomes in accessible.

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Hello all, I am wondering if anyone can help me as I am feeling pretty broken right now trying to fix this all day :(
Basically I am running my drives in non raid mode via the perc H310 card. Due to my windows bluescreening all of a sudden I have to re-install windows.
The installation for windows 10 cannot find my drive and requires drivers for the H310 PERC card.
My problem is that whatever PERC H310 driver I seem to download from the dell site (I change the .exe to .zip and then extract to USB) it does not recognize it as a signed driver or it recognizes some H310 drivers but they are hidden from compatibility and still no drives detected when I install them.
I am so exausted and stressed and not sure what else to do as I feel like I have done everything I have read to do but not getting anywhere.
I also read something about F6 drivers and changing the bios from ACHI mode to ATA, though I am not tech savy with this sort of thing and really cannot understand if I need to do it or if it will do more damage.
I even typed in my service tag but the only windows compatible driver is some sort of H310 Firmware, which did not work. I would really appreciate some help with this. I miss having to just plug the sata into the mobo and life was simple! :) 

A:Windows 10 installation not detecting drives on Dell T7600 (PERC H310)

Hi zenonithus,Thanks for posting.Here is some information you may find helpful: http://dell.to/2siRhij

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Dear All,  I have a Proliant ML350G6 server contains 4 HDD with 500GB each. I configured it with Raid 0. it was quit large space for a medium company. But after 6 years, the space is almost full. I am using the server for Data server only. I can see that there are 2 more bays left on the server. I want to expand the hard disk space by adding 2 more HDD with 1 TB each. The questions are :  1. Can we add the hard drive the way I want?2. Do we have to make some settings with the new HDD?3. Can we add the HDD without re-install the software?4. Is there any other methode for expanding the space? Thank you so much for your help..

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could I add an internal non-raid hard disk drive to my computer and leave my 3 other hard disk drives in a raid 5 configuration?
ASUS tech support said that I could add optical DVD/CD drives to my SATA connections on my mobo is that correct? The mobo manual does not indicate that I can so I don't know if I should believe the tech guy or not (unless the information is buried deeply and briefly in the manual - I sure can't find it in the manual). My IDE controller on the mobo seems to be failing so I want to replace my IDE dvd and cd drives with SATA optical drives.

DVD Burner: Lite - on LH-20A1H-186
CD Burner: Lite - on LH-52R1P-185
Case: Silverstone SSTemjinTJ06
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe 2.4GHz 4M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 Processor
CPU Cooler: ZALMAN 9700 LED 110mm 2 Ball
Fax modem: Encore ENF656-ESW-MOPR
Motherboard: ASUS P5B Deluxe LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel
Floppy Drive: NEC Black 1.44MB 3.5" Internal Floppy Drive Model FD1231H-302
Power Supply: OCZ GameXStream OCZ700GXSSLI ATX12V 700W Power Supply 100 - 240 V
RAM: Corsair 2 total 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)
Video Card: eGeForce 8800GTX 768MB
Hard Drves (3): Seagate HD 320G|ST 7K 16M SATA2 ST3320620AS
Raid 5 configuration

A:Solved: Non Raid Disk Drive in Raid 5 configuration?

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I think I know why it's causing the drive to appear as Non-RAID. My computer restarted itself while I was sleeping. I logged back in and there wasn't any notification from the Intel Matrix Storage Console that my RAID had crashed or was crashing.
I started unzipping a file I just downloaded, and realized something wasn't right since it was taking forever for the file to unzip. I wasn't sure what was going on, so I restarted my computer. That's when during boot it said that one of the drives is a Non-RAID drive. I don't know how to fix it right now, and I would like to refrain from having to re-make the RAID without being able to backup everything from it. Is there some way I can gain access to the HDD that's Non-RAID and delete the files I unzipped to restore it?

A:RAID 0 Crash, displays one drive as Non-RAID

Hello and welcome to TGS
Raid 0 has no redundancy at all, if one drive fails you have lost all your data.
I am fairly sure it can not be rebuilt without losing the data.
This is why with any type of raid set-up it is important to have good backup

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I replaced my 2 aging 250GB drives in my RAID mirror with newer ones. The problem now is that even after formatting one of the old drives for a new OS, is still boots as if it is connected to the Intel RAID mananger, showing that the RAID is degraded and this is on a different computer. How do I remove the RAID info from the drive?

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I have a Windows 7 x64 workstation and I would like to have the local OS be able to monitor the PERC H710P and it's drives for possible errors or malfunctions. I tried installing Dell Open Manage Server Administrator v8.4 which installs fine, but I am unable to login to it. I've tried every combination of userid/password I can think of but I always get "login failed". Oddly enough, if I click on "Manage Web Server", I can login with no problems. This is apparently a well known issue with OMSA and I have yet to find anyone who has come up with a working workaround (spent 2 days looking for solutions and tried everything suggested. Nothing works).
I am not looking to monitor the local hardware with "Dell Command | Monitor" as it requires external servers.
I've seen posts about the Dell H710P being the equivalent of an LSI card and using Megaraid to manage and monitor it, but LSI is no more so finding the appropriate software is not easy. 

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I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm very new to Raid, so you'll have to excuse my ignorance here. I'm using an HP pavilion p6210Y with 2x 2TB, WD Caviar Green's trying to set up a raid 1 array. I've reached the Nvidia raid array setup utility, and it appears I have successfully loaded the raid drivers.
After doing this, I inserted my Windows 7 x64 home premium install disc, and it sat on "Detecting storage devices...". After a few minutes of this, I was presented with an Error stating "No disks reserved for raid use, raid disabled." Then shortly after, switches to a message stating: "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key."
I'm now unable to reach the Nvidia Raid setup, and unable to load the windows disc.

I'm certain the CD drive is good, as it works fine in another computer.
Mediashield ROM BIOS RPT
Copyright (C) 2009 NVIDIA Corp.
If someone would know what to do from here, please share your knowledge.

A:no disks reserved for raid use Raid disabled - Raid 1

Do you have Windows on the drive now? How did you load the drivers? Drivers won't function without an operating system, so I'm a little confused about exactly what you did.

How did you run the setup utility? Does your machine support hardware RAID or are you using software RAID? Are there RAID settings in BIOS?

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I have a MSI K8N Neo2 Nforce3 mobo. It has 4 SATA ports on it.

Right now I have 2 SATA Western Digital 40gig HD's on SATA 1 and 2 ports in a RAID-0 configuration.

I want more disk space so I just purchased a SATA Seagate Barracuda 72000.10 320gig HD. Can I just plug it into SATA port 3 and run with it? I don't want it on the RAID. I just want it as a HD to put pictures and crap that don't need to be on the RAID. I mostly want to use the RAID for games and my OS.

A:RAID drives + non raid drive..possible?

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In my good old Precision M4700 I have:

Internal HDD (hybrid) SATA 1TB - 3 partitions, the first being the system partition.
Internal mSata SSD (Samsung Evo 500 GB) , used for data (not system)

By default the system is configured for "RAID On" in the BIOS, Intel RST reports no issue (there is NO RAID configured), but Samsung Magician "complains" that AHCI mode is "Deactivated (IDE or RAID)" and hence, the performance of the mSata SSD might not be optimal.So I tried switching to AHCI in the BIOS, Samsung Magician is happy, but then Intel RST does not work (the corresponding Intel service does not start and reports an error), I assume there is a fallback on default Windows AHCI drivers for the system disk.I understood from posts here and there that "RAID On" implies AHCI for compliant drives, and so I wonder why Samsung Magician reports AHCI not available when I set "RAID On" and use Intel RST ?OTOH, I'm not sure if changing to AHCI in the BIOS is a good idea (and uninstall Intel RST because it does not work in this mode), even though I don't use any RAID configuration....what are reasons for not forcing AHCI and prefer Intel RST ?

A:Precision M4700: RAID On (Intel RST) or AHCI ?

The Samsung software requires direct access to the drive - not through the Intel RAID driver.  The optimum configuration for an SSD is in AHCI mode -- not RAID/RST.

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I have enabled RAID in the BIOS, and have 2 drives connected. I do not see any options and nothing happens when I press CTRL-I during boot. I've done this many times on a PowerEdge and it prompts you to enter RAID bios during POST.
Why don't I have option to configure? I called support and they were scratching their heads too. It may be worth noting that WIndows 8 is installed and secure boot is enabled. 

A:How to configure a raid volume on Precision T1700

I know this has been a while, but which RAID controller are you using?

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The computer has 2 750gb hard drives in it but I noticed it was awful slow for a dual quad core computer with win 7 64 bit and 16gb of ram so I checked in the bios and I don't really see a way to turn it completely off unless the hard drives are reformatted in some way. If someone is familiar with this problem please help. I have disconnected one drive and re-installed windows on the other for now.

A:How do I turn off raid mode on a Dell Precision T5400

You can't just take drives that have a RAID array on them and expect them to work when you turn RAID off. You'll need to re-format.

Anyway, the Dell BIOS has an option for HDD mode, it's in there.

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i recently got a LSI 9361 8i controller for my Dell T7910, with also probably some Dell Part Numbers on. After configuring everything and also enabling JBOD on this Controller, i am now facing another issue.
The Controller is constantly overheating. Which is a bit strange, because Dell is listing the controller in their standard configuration and you can also buy one with the LSI 9361. Therefore my question - is there any additional Fan Mounted to the controller, when original delivered by dell? If yes, can someone post a Photo or a specific part number?  In which pcie port is the card normally installed?
And what’s the purpose of the additional Cube on the lower memory cooling shroud?
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Regarding this PDF:

It says:"NOTE: SATA is configured to support RAID mode. No SATA operation support in Tower 7910."
Is there a typo there?
Should it say that there is no SATA RAID support, (only SAS RAID)?

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Hello I need yout help to understand why i'm not able to install Windows 7 on my Workstation Precision t5400. I receive this error at the end of the installation "windows setup could not configure windows to run on this computer's hardware"
I had configured a RAID 1 Array on that workstation and i suspect that the problem is due to that but i'm not sure. Can someone help how to fix it??

Tanks GIovanni

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Can anyone tell me what's involved in adding physical disks to a RAID volume?

I have adding disks before, but I've always made each new disk its' own volume. What I need to know how to do is add disks into an existing RAID volumme, preferrably without having to re-format everything.

Can it even be done?

I have a Dell PE 2400 with PERC 2/si and a PV2150 connected with a PERC 3/dc.

The powervault have have up to 14 drives, and right now it has 7. I'd like to add more, but still have a single drive letter for the whole unit...


A:Adding disks to a RAID-5


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Windows XP Media Center 2005, SP2, with single HDD, SATA 1.

I would like to add a 2nd HDD for RAID 1, for data duplication [ backup purposes ].

If I add a 2nd HDD & RAID controller card, how do I transfer the existing data on the original HDD to the new HDD?

As you can tell, I am very new at this task.

Thanks for your help.


A:Solved: Adding RAID 1

Google is your friend: "Create RAID 1"
Many people consider Raid to be overkill for home systems. A good backup system, especially an external USB hard drive should suffice for most uses.

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My drive is running out of space so I'm looking to add another hard drive to my PC using Raid 0. However, I don't want to loose any data on my present drive.
I'm using XP.
Does anyone know if this is possible?

A:Solved: Adding a Raid 0

It may be possible but you'd have to back up the current drive, add the new matching drive, enable RAID-0, then restore the the entire old drive backup to the new RAID-0 array. You'd also have to change the SATA mode to RAID first if it's in IDE, Legacy or AHCI mode now , make the necessary registry changes and install the RAID drivers first as well so you don't get a blue screen when you try to boot the new RAID-0 array. You'd also need to ensure that the drives are nearly identical in terms of capacity and performance, best to use identical drives though, and then be sure you keep up on your backups; in RAID-0 a single drive failure results in complete data loss and you also have the added risk that the RAID controller or motherboard can fail and also result in complete data loss. And that's if the motherboard supports RAID.


You could simply add a second drive and move some off the data off the old drive onto the new drive and/or install new programs to the new drive instead of the old drive. Much easier and less risk.

EDIT: Not to say you don't need to have your data backed up with a single drive configuration either because you absolutely do if you care about the data and don't want to lose it when a hard drive fails and they fail all the time.

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Hello everyone:
As my post title implies I've got a Dell Precision T3500 loaded with Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center and I'm looking into the ins and outs of doing RAID on it.
You might have guessed, I'm no expert at this and am looking at building this as more of a learning exercise than anything else.
My system runs as is with no issues at all at this point, just fyi.
Does anyone know what direction I could go from here that would be productive?
After trying to install an unsupported HBA (LSIMegaraid 888elp), and having had my lunch handed to me, I sure would appreciate any insights or perhaps some proven solution that I've not been able to find up to this point.

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Hi Dell Support, 
I have a dell precision rack 7910 XCTO with Raid Card Mini PERC 9 H330. 
I am install windows 10 pro with RAID 1 configure.

may I know is that can clone the HDD  to another new HDD with RAID 1 configure? 
is Acronis or any clone software is support?


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I'm not sure if this should go under Hardware, Antivirus or OS Windows XP.
I apologize if this is in the wrong Forum.
DELL Precision 470
Windows XP Professional SP3
BIOS only allows for boot from disk or CD drive.
No Floppy Drive
2 SATA Drives in factory default of RAID-0.
Antivirus Program:
Symantec Endpoint Protection version 11.0.5002.333
The Following are setup in Symantec Endpoint Protection:
'Antivirus and Antispyware Protection'
'Proactive Threat Protection'
'Network Threat Protection'.
Symantec Endpoint Protection gave me a pop-up warning that it found Backdoor.Tidserv.

I went to the Symantec website and found the article for Backdoor.Tidserv. The article recommended downloading from their website and using FixTDSS.exe to remove it.

The instructions for using FixTDSS.exe included a portion where it recommends to 'turn off System Restore'. I followed the instructions and turned off System Restore.

I then executed FixTDSS.exe. It almost immediately came up with a prompt to reboot.

I clicked on reboot and was shortly presented with Blue Screen of Death.
The BSOD output (I have a photo as well):
problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer


Technical Information:
STOP: 0x000000A (0x00000004,0x00000002,0x00000001,0x804FB051)
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A:Solved: DELL Precision 470 - XP SP3 - RAID-0 - BSOD - Setup did not find any hard dis

An additional effort today, I tried using a friend's Vista install CD and had the same result, it couldn't find any hard disk drives.

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Hello everyone:
As my post title implies I've got a Dell Precision T3500 loaded with Windows Server 2012 R2 Data Center and I'm looking into the ins and outs of doing RAID on it.
You might have guessed, I'm no expert at this and am looking at building this as more of a learning exercise than anything else.
My system runs as is with no issues at all at this point, just fyi.
Does anyone know what direction I could go from here that would be productive?
After trying to install an unsupported HBA (LSIMegaraid 888elp), and having had my lunch handed to me, I sure would appreciate any insights or perhaps some proven solution that I've not been able to find up to this point.

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Hey all,
I currently have 2x120gb segate sata 7200. on a p4p800 se. these drives are just standard i.e not raid 0 or anything
This only has two Sata "plugs" on the mobo.

Im looking to get another HDD say 200gig
My question is : Can i get a sata card and chuck my new one on there and run it as a "standard" drive, AND configure my two existing drives as Raid 0?

Cheers! :slurp: :slurp: :slurp:

A:Two Raid 0 and one non raid drive..?

If your existing SATA controller supports RAID then yes. You can also buy the extra SATA controller with RAID and create your array on that.

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